HUNDREDS flocked to Glasgow's West End Festival, soaking up the atmosphere at the Mardi-Gras style parade along Byres Road despite the bad weather.

Chairman Liz Scobie said the event had been another big success, adding: "Scotland's Mardi Gras is always a West End Festival highlight for so many people, as proved again in this our 19th year. Everyone loves a party and today's parade has showcased so much creativity, colour and wonderful rhythms.

"It's been a fabulous opportunity to kick-start what is going to be such a special summer for Glasgow and Scotland."

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Pictures: Nick Ponty and Martin Shields